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's anatomy" star patrick dempsey in seattle today leading a group of investors trying to buy tully's, a bankrupt, seattle coffee chain. the actor has spent several year's filming in seattle, and he has some big competition, starbucks is also bidding for some of tully's assets. dempsey says buying the coffee chain is all about saving jobs. a judge will decide who get's tully's next friday. >> how much you wajted to bet if they get it will you see a lot of product placement on that abc show. >> tom: more than a cup of coffee is what it will be worth. that's "nightly business report" for thursday, january 3. have a great evening everyone, and you too susie. >> susie: goodnight tom. thanks for watching everyone. we'll see you online at: www.nbr.com and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ♪ >>> and their buns are something i have yet to find anywhere else. >> i'm not inviting you to my house for dinner. >> breaded and fried and gooey and lovely. >> in the words of arnold schwarzenegger, i'll be back! >> you've
today at your local safeway store. for tully's coffee may not be over. patrick dempsey says he and his in-- investors put in for the chain. he showed up to talk about the big deal. >> reporter: nearby office workers, mostly women, showed themselves lingering for a bit at the pike place market. >> the coffee is so good. to see mcdreamy a little bit, he is handsome. >> reporter: patrick dempsey is arriving at the store as a conquering hero. he is talking like it is a done deal, but huey is now the new owner of tully's. >> i feel i have a responsibility to my employees. i don't think we have to worry. we have quality control to customer service. >> reporter: as he posed for pictures. >> it is the hair. >> reporter: but a few customers seemed unphased. dempsey's investment group will pay $1.5 million for the company apparently beating out six other bidders including starbucks. the actor says it was a struggle during the negotiations to keep tully in tact. >> there are a lot of twists and turns where we felt we were up and we felt we were losing it. it was emotionally draining. >> reporter:
dempsey in a bidding war over a coffee chain hope to resuccess state their chance. a company that teamed up with star backs to buy actually's is challenging the winning offer made by dempsey saying they bid more than $10 million compared to dempsey's $9 million. another claimed the rules changed. ought best gadgets from the consumer electronics show in las vegas are aimed at you. lg has a refrigerator with several doors for easy access and extra energy saving features. they have a new smart stove, too, that interacting with your smartphone. >> we have recipes that are build in the phone. a favorite recipe is potato and cheese bake. i can actually send this recipe to our range and it will communicate and automatically set the preheat time and temperature and when it is done preheating it will set the cook time and temperature. you just hit "start." >> there are plenty of games, including a new exercise game to help you keep fit and a new game controller for the ipad that makes it play more like an old pinball machine for those would remember such things. >> kids are saying, what is a pinb
dempsey says he and his in-- investors put in for the chain. he showed up to talk about the big deal. >> reporter: nearby office workers, mostly women, showed themselves lingering for a bit at the pike place market. >> the coffee is so good. to see mcdreamy a little bit, he is handsome. >> reporter: patrick dempsey is arriving at the store as a conquering hero. he is talking like it is a done deal, but huey is now the new owner of tully's. >> i feel i have a responsibility to my employees. i don't think we have to worry. we have quality control to customer service. >> reporter: as he posed for pictures. >> it is the hair. >> reporter: but a few customers seemed unphased. dempsey's investment group will pay $1.5 million for the company apparently beating out six other bidders including starbucks. the actor says it was a struggle during the negotiations to keep tully in tact. >> there are a lot of twists and turns where we felt we were up and we felt we were losing it. it was emotionally draining. >> reporter: he says keeping up to 500 jobs from disappearing remains paramount. a pledge
news at 11 >>> starbucks says the battle for tully's coffee may not be over. patrick dempsey says he and his in-- investors put in for the chain. he showed up to talk about the big deal. >> reporter: nearby office workers, mostly women, showed themselves lingering for a bit at the pike place market. >> the coffee is so good. to see mcdreamy a little bit, he is handsome. >> reporter: patrick dempsey is arriving at the store as a conquering hero. he is talking like it is a done deal, but huey is now the new owner of tully's. >> i feel i have a responsibility to my employees. i don't think we have to worry. we have quality control to customer service. >> reporter: as he posed for pictures. >> it is the hair. >> reporter: but a few customers seemed unphased. dempsey's investment group will pay $1.5 million for the company apparently beating out six other bidders including starbucks. the actor says it was a struggle during the negotiations to keep tully in tact. >> there are a lot of twists and turns where we felt we were up and we felt we were losing it. it was emotionally draining. >> r
-star army general, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. he is general martin dempsey, and days before the big announcement at the pentagon, ted koppel sat down with him for our broadcast tonight. >> we all wear the same uniform and we all fire the same weapons. most importantly, we all take the same oath. >> reporter: and with that the chairman of the joint chiefs and the outgoing secretary of defense signed an order rescinding a 1994 rule that bars women from direct ground combat. tonight we're going to tell you a little about this low-key, low-profile four-star general. today he made history. but when the occasion calls for it, he's not above poking a little fun at himself. >> you will pick up the chorus and i will point to you and you, you better deliver, because i'm the chairman. >> reporter: they used to call sinatra chairman of the board. ♪ you're my kind of team >> this guy is know sinatra, but he is chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. right there at the front of the war novel "billy lynn's long halftime walk" and it is a terrific book, a plug from the chairman of the join
, martin dempsey moved to allow my men to serve in combat. mr. panetta said while everyone will not be a combat soldier, everyone is entitled to the chance. this is 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. one of my priorities as secretary of defense has been to remove as many barriers as possible for talented and qualified people to be able to serve this country in uniform. our nation was built on the premise of the citizen soldier and our democracy i believe it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect the nation and every citizen who can meet the qualifications of survey should have that opportunity. to that end, i've been working closely with general dempsey and the joint chiefs of staff who been working for well over a year to examine how could we expand the opportunities of women in the armed services. it's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation. women represent 15% of the force, over 200,000. were serving in a growing number of critical roles on and off the battlefield. the fact is that the
the ban on women in combat units. >> therefore today, general dempsey and i, are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. and we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender based barriers to service. >> so, eliminating this ban is going to take time. the military now begins what officials call, quote, the assessment phase. they will examine all units and produce a time line. every three months leaders have to check in on progress, and if it's found that a woman is not fit for the unit, exemption may be sought. >> your mission for today, you are going to the village of -- >> thank you, thank you. >> we've intel that there's possibly three to five fighters out in the village. you are going to be going out with osi to do a source meet in the village with ahmed at the car garage, be aware that they are possibly armed with rpgs and small arms. ahmed, this is tech sgt. andrea jefferson's worst nightmare, taking on enemy fire and a comrade goes down. >> he is bleeding here, hold pressure on the wound. >> as an air
, from mcdreamy to mcsteamy. actor patrick dempsey beating out starbucks to buy a struggling seattle coffee chain. jane wells has that story, talking about the coffee, coming up in the back half of the show. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> goldman sachs likes to say it's in the risk management business, but did it risk its reputation in saving some executives from higher taxes? mary thompson has more. mary? >> goldman has been trying to shed its image, deserved or otherwise, as a corporate vampire and engaging in a pr campaign aimed at showing americans how it's a positive contributing force to the economy, b
help offered. sergio quintana. >>> a protest lead by patrick dempsey now officially owns tully's. the auction that resulted in dempsey's purchase was fair and square. a company associated with starbucks filed an objection. they need more than the star power though to get back in the coffee game. they filed for bank vupty last year. bankruptcy last year. >> a cup of coffee would come in handy. this is interstate 80 in truckee. the roads are open for the moment. they are requiring chains on those going to the mountain. >> and we have seen showers in the bay area. >> and they are tracking it on live doppler 7hd. >> let's show you what is left of the showers that moved from the fairfield antioch area. it is down toward the monterey bay. as we look at the radar, watsonville and highway 1 seeing some very light rain right now. we had snow over mount hamilton and mount diablo. it was brief, but it came in. this was sent to you report. icy conditions in the santa cruz mountains. you will see more pictures like this when you wake up tomorrow morning. we do have frost econ decisions ahea
now gives lenders "cover" from legal action. starbucks is attempting to block actor patrick dempsey's bid to buy tully's coffee in court today. dempsey's group, global baristas, offered $9 billion for the tully's franchise. now starbucks and agri-nurture, a food producer based in the phillippines, are offering to buy all 47 tully's locations in a $10.5-billion bid. starbucks wants 25 of those stores to rebranded under its own name. the case heads to bankruptcy court today. herbalife's ceo is fighting back. ceo michael johnson defended the nutritional supplements company after hedge fund manager bill ackman called it a "pyramid scheme" with shady business practices. johnson says herbalife is a legitimate company with real products, customers, and solid management. ackman bet one billion dollars against herbalife's stock, and called for the ftc to shut it down. herbalife shares were down 70% at $39 thursday. the nomination process for the next treasury secretary is moving forward with president obama naming jack lew as his pick. "i trust his judgement, i value his friendship, i know v
, chairman of the joint chiefs martin dempsey thinks this move will reduce sexual assaults. he claims the disparity in the gender roles in the military can lead to disrespect and violence against women. today, dempsey and defense secretary leon panetta signed an order opening up all combat roles for women. >> for us, i'm a 11 bravo, i'm a bang-bang, i go out there on the front leans with the guys, it shows that we are equal. >> women already serve in many combat-related jobs but were banned from frontline positions. >>> red light cameras appear to be doing their job. new research shows fewer tickets are going out and cash crashes are down. eight arlington intersections, four of them had red light cameras installed. the report finds violations dropped between 39 and 86% at intersections with the cameras. researchers say the most dangerous violations, running a red light a second after it's red, is also down. >>> two planes clipped wings. a plane arriving from brussels this afternoon hit the wing of another plane that was parked. passengers exited the plane and no one was hurt. >> new m
assaulted. but general boykin, the chairman of the joint chiefs, general dempsey said he felt that the ban in the military contributed to the assaults. take a look at what he said? >> when you have one part of the population that is did he he significant nateed as warriors and another part that is designated as something else, i think that disparity begins to establish a psychology that in some cases led to that environment. >> chris: is general dempsey wrong? >> well, i don't agree with general dempsey on this issue. and, first of all, we need to recognize that is bad people doing bad things but it happens all over. i would also like to go back to colonel mcsally's last comment. there is a big difference in flying a combat mission and going back to a hangar where there are facilities and being on a 30 day operation where you are in very close quarters with your teammates and so this is not a specious argument and i can tell you that having been there this is something that needs to be considered. also consider, chris, where does this go? do we draft women? do we release them from the serv
dempsey versus starbucks, pitting >> dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back. 6:15, or almost there. you can see the high clouds overrunning high pressure keeping us dry. there is a possibility of sun this afternoon and possibly a halo, so there will be neat optics but do not look straight at the sun. but you know that. temperatures will be in the 30's inland and a colorful sunrise and upper 30's and low 40's for the rest of us, from noon through the afternoon, temperatures are in the low-to-mid 50's and in the evening, it will be dry with temperatures in the low-to-mid 40's so you will need a heavier coat. >> new this morning, in the last 45 minutes the labor department released a december jobs report. the unemployment rate went up slightly to 7.8 percent for december and 155,000 jobs were created, and analysts say companies continue to hire although the white house and congress were battling over the fiscal cliff. stay with abc morning news at 6:30 we will have the opening bell live from the new york stock exchange as investors react to the
secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey today lifted the 20-year ban against women in combat. panetta said the new policy is finally catching up with the brutal reality on the ground in iraq and afghanistan. >> female service members have faced the reality of combat, proven their willingness to fight, and yes, to die to defend their fellow americans. >> reporter: it first hit dempsey during a battlefield tour. >> i hopped into the upper armor humvee and slapped the turret around, and i said who are you and she said, i'm amanda. and i said okay. >> lifting the ban potentially opens all combat positions to women, including special operations like the elite navy s.e.a.l.s and army's delta force. but they'll first have to meet the most demanding physical requirements. army first lieutenant's audrey motan and carley turnage have already proven they've got what it takes. they survived 28 grueling days of the leader course, one of the toughest combat training schools in the military. >> so send females to those schools so they can be just as prepared as their male co
that involve sexual assault into those infantry battalions. in fact, when general dempsey suggested the opposite, maybe this is the answer. no, general, that'll only make it worse and there's no reason to do that. and i'm also concerned about what about the enlisted women they don't want this? what about men who can't speak out about this? general dempsey also said if the standard's too high, then we'll question why is the standard so high? that means that gradually, incrementally standards will be lowered, they will be equal, but lowered and we won't have the same tough training for the infantry we have now. >> let me get back to your first initial comment there. are you saying that women are not as qualified as men? >> i didn't say qualified. they can serve and they are. in the positions where they are in support roles, where their talents are used best. but in the infantry, physical standards do matter, physical capabilities. and 30 years of studies have backed this up. but i'm a little curious. we know that when the marines open the infantry officer course asked for volunteers,
, actor patrick dempsey versus starbucks, pitting >> dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back. 6:15, or almost there. you can see the high clouds overrunning high pressure keeping us dry. there is a possibility of sun this afternoon and possibly a halo, so there will be neat optics but do not look straight at the sun. but you know that. temperatures will be in the 30's inland and a colorful sunrise and upper 30's and low 40's for the rest of us, from noon through the afternoon, temperatures are in the low-to-mid 50's and in the evenin ry with temperatures in the low-to-mid 40's so you will need a heavier coat. >> new this morning, in the last 45 minutes the labor department released a december jobs report. the unemployment rate went up slightly to 7.8 percent for december and 155,000 jobs were created, and analysts say companies continue to hire although the white house and congress were battling over the fiscal cliff. stay with abc morning news at 6:30 we will have the opening bell live from the new york stock exchange as investors react to the new month
shortly along side the chairman of the joint chiefs martin dempsey. also, as we've been sitting here today, and i think panetta is coming into the room, richard, so let's listen to what the secretary of defense has to say. >> good afternoon. one of my priorities as secretary of defense has been to remove as many barriers as possible pour talented and qualified people to be able to serve this country in uniform. our nation was built on the premise of this citizen soldier. in our democracy i believe it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect the nation and every citizen who can meet the qualifications of service should have that opportunity. to that end i've been working closely with general dempsey and the joint chiefs of staff who have been working for well over a year to examine how can we expand the opportunities for women in the armed services? it's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation. women represent 15% of the force, over 200,000. they're serving in a growing number of critical roles on and of
-box is gone. >> say good-bye. say good night. >>> now, switching gears to patrick dempsey, known for saving lives on "grey's anatomy." but a new role is perhaps brewing when he went up against starbucks to rescue a local coffee chain about to collapse. take a look. >> i'm not going out with you. >> reporter: on "grey's anatomy," patrick dempsey's character is used to winning hearts. ♪ >> reporter: he's also familiar with saving lives in the operating room. >> i need to save lives. he has a spinal fracture. >> reporter: but dempsey's latest role is investor. trying to save the seattle-based tully's coffee chain. and going up against starbucks to do it. >> great people here. certainly with the success of the show, there's a fondness in this community. >> reporter: it seemed like a classic david versus goliath. and it looks like the little guys may have won again. last night, dempsey tweeting, we met the green monster, looked her in the eye and she blinked. we got it. thank you, seattle! dempsey's goal, saving tully's 500 workers from unemployment. >> i think some of the players involved in
patrick dempsey's new business is coffee. he is taking on starbucks. all of that is going on today. plus, it is a jobs friday. we start off with nicole petallides. nicole: not too far off the unchanged line. it is just not good enough. americans are still waiting for jobs. the nasdaq and the dow pulling back a little bit. today lulu lemon is down. at the same time, they upgraded under armour. what is interesting, though, when i was looking out lulu women, over 52 weeks, it is up over 44%. it has been a stellar performer. it has gained in popularity. connell: thank you very much. there is fresh white house reaction just coming in from this morning's jobs data. peter barnes has the reaction. peter: the numbers came in about as expected. the 150,000 new jobs was about the same pace that we have seen on average each month for the last two years. job creation may have gotten a little boost from hurricane sandy. construction added 30,000. maybe some places where placing damaged cars in december. a little surprise in the unemployment report is the rate was unchanged in november once it was revi
dempsey talk about the impact congress' ability to come up with spending plan is going to have on our military. >> operation, maintenance and training will be gutted. we'll grand aircraft. return ships to port and sharply curtail training across the force. we will be unable to reset the force following a decade of war. our readiness will begin to erode. within months, we will be less prepared. within a year, we will be unprepared. >> wow, pretty serious stuff. joining me with his reaction retired four star general and author of the new book my share of the task. general stanley mcchrystal. general, it's great to have you here. quite an honor. [ applause ] there is real anxiety within the military community because what the chairman of the joint chiefs martin dempsey said, that's pretty stout stuff. how does this effect day to day that guy that woman out there in the military and what's going on in their heads as they look at the sequestration and the effects. >> thanks, governor. i served for more than 34 years. one thing it taught me is to understand what it is you are affecting. i g
. >>> a lot of people like patrick dempsey. he's now officially in the coffee business. mccreamy's bid that, is the name of the company, now, it's mcdreamy. i thought it was mccreamy. i thought it's a coffee takeoff, that is why they named it that. tully's were bidding for it. i thought it was a play on words with the company. i was wrong. josh elliott with more on this deal. >> on grey's anatomy, patrick dempsey's character is used to winning hearts.mkoó and also familiar with saving lives in the operating room but his latest role is investor, trying to save tully's coffee chain going up against star bucks to do it. >> great people here with success of the show there is a fondness for the community it seemed like a classic david versus goliath. last night, dempsey sweet tweeting we met the green monitor and looked her in the eye. she blinked. we got it.tr@haq!ank you, seatt. the goal is saving tully's 500 workers from unemployment. >> i think some of the players involved want to take job as way z you're looking at an economy that is really rough and jobs and we stopped by one store yester
who lost out to patrick dempsey in a bidding war over a coffee chain hope to have new chances. a company that teams up with starbucks to buy actuallies is challenging the winning offer. they say they bid $10 million compared to dempsey's $9 million and another said the rules changed in the middle of the auction. a judge will consider arguments tomorrow. >> great news for "good morning america" fans and for the abc news family. robin roberts blogged positive news from her doctors as she recovers from a bone marrow transplant. her doctors are "extremely pleased with my recovery and i am getting stronger every day." she says she will give you details about the return and thanks for the prayers and patience. she finished with "all will be serene in 2013, hugs and kisses." and hugs and kisses right back. you saw it like here on the abc7 morning news, less than an hour ago the nominations for the academy awards. we will re-cap the nominees. but first the request from google executive schmidt to communist north korea of a final day of his controversial trip. >> want do see snow in th
. >>> a protest lead by patrick dempsey now officially owns tully's. the auction that resulted in dempsey's purchase was fair and square. a company associated with starbucks filed an objection. they need more than the star power though to get back in the coffee game. they filed for bank vupty last year. bankruptcy last year. >> a cup of coffee would come in handy. this is interstate 80 in truckee. the roads are open for the moment. they are those go chains on those going to the mountain. >> and we have seen showers in the bay area. >> and they are tracking it on live doppler 7hd. >> let's show you what is left of the showers that moved from the fairfield antioch area. it is down toward the monterey bay. as we look at the radar, watsonville and highway 1 seeing some very light rain right now. we had mou over mount hamilton and mount diablo. it was brief, but it came in. this was sent to you report. icy conditions in the santa cruz mountains. you will see more pictures like this when you wake up tomorrow morning. we do have frost econ decisions ahead. 34 in napa and it is getting cold in co
by patrick dempsey now officially owns tully's. the auction that resulted in dempsey's purchase was fair and square. a company associated with starbucks filed an objection. they need more than the star power though to get back in the coffee game. they filed for bank vupty last year. bankruptcy last year. >> a cup of coffee would come in handy. this is interstate 80 in truckee. the roads are open for the moment. they are requiring chains on those going to the mountain. >> and we have seen showers in the bay area. >> and they are tracking it on live doppler 7hd. >> let's show you what is left of the showers that moved from the fairfield antioch area. it is down toward the monterey bay. as we look at the radar, watsonville and highway 1 seeing some very light rain right now. we had snow over mount hamilton and mount diablo. it was brief, but it came in. this was sent to you report. icy conditions in the santa cruz mountains. you will see more pictures like this when you wake up tomorrow morning. we do have frost econ decisions ahead. 34 in napa and it is getting cold in concord. 30 sick deg
? >> general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. >> defense secretary leon panetta, joined by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, announced this week an end to the 1-year 1994 prohibition that excludes military women from military combat. in so doing, the u.s. joins other western countries, germany, italy, canada, denmark, finland, norway, sweden, serbia, switzerland, israel, even new zealand, already allow women in combat roles and frontline positions. out of the more than 6,400 total americans killed in iraq and afghanistan, at least 130 american women have been killed in the line of fire. and the number of american women wounded is over 800. soon, women will be able to fight back on the front lines and in elite special forces, but women will have to meet the same strength standards as men if they choose a combat role. senator john mccain, vietnam war hero, and tortured as a prisoner of war, favors the women in combat role. but adds this. "it is critical that we maintain the same high
. ggneral dempsey said he realized women were already on the frontliies when he goo into his armored vehicle n baghhad in 2003.sot dempsey says: "... i slapppd the urret gun aroond the leg, pnd i said, 'who are you?' and she leaaed down and said, 'i'm amanda.' and i said, &p'ah, ok.'' so fmale turret-gunner protecting division commandee. and it's &pfrom that point onnthat i realized something had changed, and it was timeeto do &psomething about it." sot panetta says: "... life, s we all know, there are no guaraanees of succees. noo everyone issgoing to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance." &ptheeeeaae also issues of societal norms: many americans remember when private first captured n iraq. her recent bbography details how she waa raped by her captoos, but in a statemeetttoday shee said she suppooted the change. between being in harms way... - units, they suddenly receive mortars, ttey have ied offensive combat operation day - in and day out is very way." the ilitary service cciefs haveeuntil may 15th to make their case to the defense
of service should have that opportunity. to that end i have been working closely with general dempsey and the joint chiefs of staff who have been working for well over a year to examine how can we expand the opportunities for women in the armed services. it's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation. women represent 15% of the force over 200,000. they are serving in a growing number of critical roles on and off the battlefield. the fact is that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission. for more than a decade of war they have demonstrated courage and skill and patriotism. 152 women in uniform have died serving this nation in iraq and afghanistan. female service members have faced the reality of combat, proven their willingness to fight and to die to defend their fellow americans. however, many military positions, particularly in ground combat units still remain close to women because of the 1994 direct ground combat definition and assignment rule. military and civilian leaders o
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